Rare Conference by Abp. Lefebvre in English:
Hard-Hitting May '76 Talk in Response
To Attack by Paul VIhttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/restoratio ... nference-1
During the most intense period of his public battle with Paul VI over Vatican II, shortly before the beginning of what would be called "The Hot Summer" of '76, and six weeks before he ordained Detroit native Daniel Dolan to the priesthood, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre gave a rousing public conference to a gathering of faithful Catholics in the U.S.
In May 1976 Paul VI launched another public attack against Abp. Lefebrve, and the archbishop read about it in the New York Times when he was visiting with Frs. Clarence Kelly and Donald Sanborn at the SSPX residence at East Meadow NY. The conference was given in response to that attack.
It hit all the classic Lefebvre themes, and openly attacked the modernists for conspiring to hijack Vatican II, spreading the condemned error of religious liberty, overthrowing the Kingship of Christ, embracing Marxism, protestantizing the liturgy, uprooting faith in the real presence, and utterly destroying the Catholic priesthood.
The archbishop's conference is a condemnation of Vatican II, root and branch, for all the evil it inflicted on the Church. There is no "interpreting the Council in light of tradition" here!
In dealing with the perennial "question of the pope," morever, Abp. Lefebvre mentions the possibility that Paul VI was not validly elected, an issue he would later return to in an August 1976 declaration published in the French newspaper Le Figaro, one of his many statements favoring what would later be called "sedevacantism."
(For a round-up of these quotes, see the article by John Daly here: http://www.fathercekada.com/2012/09/04/ ... -lefebvre/
The Restoration Radio Network is happy to present a re-mastered recording of this conference for the benefit of English-speaking Catholics, most of whom have never heard Abp. Lefebvre, and to present it as part of True Restoration's From the Pulpit Series.
The conference is an eloquent reminder of the first decades of the battle to preserve the Catholic Mass, the Catholic faith and the Catholic priesthood, and to pass them along to future generations.— Father Anthony Cekadahttp://www.SGGResources.org